A man was shot in Northeast D.C. on Tuesday afternoon.
D.C. police said the victim was hit in the lower body around 2:25 p.m. on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast, just south of DC-295.
The police said the wounded man was conscious and responsive.
Police have asked people to be on the lookout for an older-model Acura with Maryland temporary plates. They said that if you see it, don’t take any action except calling 911.
Traffic effects from the investigation have led to a spreading traffic jam for the past few hours.
At one point, all northbound lanes of DC-295 between Benning Road and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue were blocked. Burroughs Avenue is blocked between Minnesota Avenue and DC-295.
As of about 3:45 p.m., one lane was getting by, but that’s still enough to really foul things up: Dave Dildine, in the WTOP Traffic Center, said the delays are stretching all the way back to Virginia on I-395.
“Northbound traffic is heavy and slow from Crystal City, across the Southeast/Southwest Freeway onto DC-295,” Dildine said. “Side effects include bailout delays on New York Avenue and Minnesota Avenue in Northeast.”